A results oriented workshop designed to enhance middle managers’ capabilities in translating strategy into actions

You can have the greatest strategy in the world but if you cannot implement it, it is not worth the paper it is written on. While senior leaders are the mastermind of strategy, middle managers are the lynchpin of success in strategy implementation. It is said that the “devil is in the details”. Hence, it is extremely important that middle managers are able to tailor an execution plan which effectively supports the strategy.

 

Programme Code

CRS-N-0044215 

Programme Objective

This programme is designed with the aim to enhance middle managers’ capabilities in translating strategy into actions.

Who Should Attend

This programme is suitable for supervisors and middle managers who wish to enhance their skills in:

  • translating the strategy into day-to-day actions.

  • coaching staff members through the transition.

  • modelling the right behaviours and right actions.

  • providing feedback on the implementation's progress to people both above and below them.

Topics

  • How Middle Managers Can Influence Change

  • Four Essential Implementation Activities

  • Understanding the Implementation Challenge

  • The Importance of Being Stewards of Strategy

  • Facilitated Discussion Using “Square Wheels”

  • Lessons Learned from a Case Study

 

Please click here for the detailed programme outline and facilitator's profile.

Certification

Participants have to meet a minimum attendance rate of 75% and are required to undergo an assessment at the end of the programme. Only upon meeting the minimum attendance rate and passing of the assessment, will participants be issued a Certificate of Completion.

Participants who failed the assessment will be given a chance for re-assessment at a re-assessment fee of S$214.00 (incl. 7% GST). Each participant is allowed up to 2 re-assessments. The first re-assessment has to be taken within 1 month following the last attempt and will be held on a weekday specified by SMU Academy.

Participants who meet the minimum attendance rate but do not achieve a pass for the assessment will be issued a Certificate of Participation.

Type of Course

Classroom

Category

Management and Leadership

Instructional Methods and Learning Activities

This highly engaging, interactive and results oriented workshop focuses on the middle managers’ critical role. Through group discussions, paired sharing, individual reflection, mini case studies, neuroscience and videos, it addresses key issues following the this outline:

  • How Middle Managers Can Influence Change

  • Four Essential Implementation Activities

  • Understanding the Implementation Challenge

  • The Importance of Being Stewards of Strategy

  • Facilitated Discussion Using "Square Wheels"

  • Lessons Learned from a Case Study

 

Formal Assessment
At the end of the programme, participants are required to take an individual written assessment. 

Fees and Funding

Full Fee:
SGD909.50 (incl. 7% GST) per person

 

For Singapore Citizens / Permanent Residents
Fee payable to SMU after 70% SSG Funding:
SGD272.85 (incl. 7% GST) per person

 

For Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above
Fee payable to SMU after 70% SSG Funding & 20% SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (details):
SGD102.85 (incl. 7% GST) per person

 

For Singapore Citizens aged 35 years & above (13 years & above for Persons with Disabilities),
earning a monthly income of not more than SGD2,000 and self-funded 

Fee payable to SMU after 70% SSG Funding & 25% Workfare Training Support Scheme (details):
SGD60.35 (incl. 7% GST) per person

 

For SMEs* sponsoring their employees who are Singapore Citizens / Permanent Residents
Fee payable to SMU after 70% SSG Funding & 20% Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (details): 
SGD102.85 (incl. 7% GST) per person

 

 

SkillsFuture Credit
Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above, and self-funding may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to S$500) to defray part of the course fee. Please click here for the User Guide on how to claim for SkillsFuture Credit. Claim should be submitted via the Training Exchange.

 

IMPORTANT For the Middle Managers’ Role in Strategy Implementation – The Lynchpin of Success programme, please search for course code CRS-N-0044215 for your SkillsFuture Credit claim submission.

 

 

Absentee Payroll
Companies who sponsor their employees for the programme are eligible to apply for absentee payroll via the SkillsConnect system.  For more information, please visit SkillsConnect.

 

 

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs

*SMEs must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Organisation must be registered or incorporated in Singapore
  2. At least 30% local shareholding by Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  3. Employment size of not more than 200 (at group level) or with annual sales turnover (at group level) of not more than S$100 million
  4. Trainees must be hired in accordance with the Employment Act and fully sponsored by their employers for the course
  5. Trainees must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents

 

 

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
All NTUC union members are eligible for UTAP funding (up to S$250 per annum). Please click here for more information on UTAP and application.

Prerequisites

Participants should:

  • be responsible in strategy execution; and

  • have direct reports.

Programme Policies

Please click here for the programme policies on registration / substitution / deferment / withdrawal / refund.

Course Date

INTAKE 6
25 May 2018 [Confirmed to commence]

 

Class Timing:         9.00am - 5.00pm
Assessment Timing: 5.00pm - 6.00pm

Facilitator

Robin Speculand

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robin Speculand 
Founder & CEO, Bridges Business Consultancy Int

 

A recognised pioneer and expert in strategy implementation, Robin Speculand is driven to transform strategy implementation globally by inspiring leaders to adopt a different approach.

 

The founder and CEO of Bridges Business Consultancy Int, he created the Implementation Hub, the world’s first online portal dedicated to strategy implementation. His work begins as clients are crafting their strategy and starting to think about the implementation. This international bestselling author has sold more than 40,000 books worldwide and been featured on BBC, Channel News Asia and CNBC. His latest book and fourth in the series is Excellence in Execution – HOW to Implement Your Strategy, Morgan James NY.

 

Robin is a masterful event facilitator and an engaging keynote speaker. His work has been featured widely in the media, including BBC Global, Gulf Connoisseur, CNBC, Channel News Asia, Oman Observer, Sunday Telegraph and Financial Times.